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Historical Room Archives
Policy & Use Procedures

Mission Statement: The mission of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library Archives is to collect, organize, preserve and make accessible books, documents and maps pertaining to the social, economic, cultural and natural history of Cohasset, including state and regional studies which cover Cohasset.

Scope of collection: The archives are housed in the library’s Historical Room. The collection includes the published genealogies of Cohasset families, books identified as written by residents of Cohasset, Cohasset Mariner microfilm collection, and materials pertaining to the history and development of the library. The library does not accept artifacts as a permanent part of its collection, but may make display space available for rotating exhibits from other Cohasset agencies and town departments.

Terms and conditions of use: All archival materials must be used in the library as a majority of materials are fragile and irreplaceable. In order to protect the archives, the Historical Room is kept locked at all times.

--adopted by the Board of Library Trustees, June 12, 2002, revised and expanded, October 8, 2009